This post originally appeared on Neri Magazine by Chantal Amsterdam Once upon a time when Michael Jackson was still alive, high bangs and bamboo earrings were “da lick” and people knew everyone’s phone number by heart, women of color (WOC) who wore nylon stockings had a choice of 3 colors; Spice, Nightshade or Taupe. For the rebels like me who weren’t fans of the ashy hues meant for our Caucasian sisters, there was also sheer black as a default, regardless of what you were wearing. Then you went to war

What do you get for the man in your life who has everything and wants nothing? When I think of all the loving and supportive things father’s do for their kids, we realize that all they really want is our safety and happiness and we as their children want the same for them, but what’s a Father’s Day without a gift to show them how much we love and care for them? The tricky part is that we all want to get the perfect gift for dad, but what is

I was browsing my Instagram one day and came across the photo of a woman in this bright yellow pants suit with uber fabulous shoes and thought: “I love her style”. Since browsing and curating content is a serious business for me, I try not to get caught up so I kept scrolling. •| T R U E • E S S E N C E |• #Happy #Joy #Excited Going LIVE at @essence #UndergroundWGN #ShotsFired 📸: @sharifasays MakeUp by💄: @camaraaunique A post shared by aisha hinds (@appleofhisai) on May

This week, June 3-11 are National Lemonade Days, started by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures and to encourage and empower others – especially children – to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer. Alexandra “Alex” Scott was born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children. Shortly before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. In August

If celebrating doughnuts, coffee and lipstick weren’t enough, we now have another day to celebrate something my fellow stylista’s and beauty bloggers will love: National Nail Polish Day! This year, June 1, 2017 marks the first ever National Nail Polish Day created by Essie. So what are we doing to celebrate? Even though I haven’t paid much attention to my nails in years, I’m thinking I might try something to get in the spirit of flaunt-worthy finger tips. I found a few trends online, but only one stood out for

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